• Last night, Stephen Colbert took time to profile the virulently anti-LGBT extremist Scott Lively, whose currently running for governor in Massachusetts. As Colbert notes, when you google Lively, Adolf Hitler comes up in the “People also searched for” column. Check out the funny but factual 3 minute segment below.
• Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt quit the Republican Party in a ripping Twitter rant denouncing the party’s “feckless cowards who disgrace and dishonor the legacies of the party’s greatest leaders.”
• Canada’s Parliament passed bill C-45 this week legalizing marijuana for the entire country. Starting October 17 Canadians will have access to legal, regulated cannabis. Watch the announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau below.
NEW: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announced that marijuana will be legal nationwide on October 17. “We will soon have a new system in place, one that keeps cannabis out of the hands of our kids, and keeps profits away from organized crime.” https://t.co/PuL9LzkZPepic.twitter.com/sxpTOPuoX1
“Now, I know you all came here tonight to hear me talk about trade tariffs,” Stephen Colbert deadpanned on Monday’s Late Show, after recapping the Oscars. “But we’re not talking about trade tariffs tonight” he added, “because right before we taped this show, the entire news cycle jumped on the bus to crazy town. At the wheel?” Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg. Special Counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed Nunberg in the Russia investigation, and Nunberg spent much of Monday on TV insisting he won’t cooperate.
“Nunberg took over cable TV like a car chase,” Colbert said, playing some choice CNN and MSNBC clips. He found Nunberg’s defiance a little puzzling: “You know Mueller can arrest you, right? That’s like saying ‘Eat me’ to Hannibal Lecter.” And yet Nunberg talked and talked and talked, dropping tantalizing clues and unsubstantiated bombshells. “This guy is like a Snickers bar — the peanuts just keep coming,” Colbert marveled.
By the way, after spending all afternoon chasing every news show he could get on, Nunberg eventually told the AP last night, “I’m going to end up cooperating with them.”
Please keep your hands and feet inside the car until the ride comes to a complete stop.
We may be observing Halloween today, but last night Stephen Colbert was thinking more along the lines of Christmas as he recounted the day’s headlines about 3 Trump campaign officials being charged in the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Commenting on the president’s weekend tweets that included a caps-locked “DO SOMETHING!” which quickly became a trending hashtag, Colbert said, “There’s something so reassuringly presidential about the president screaming ‘DO SOMETHING!’ into the void.”
Jim Parsons stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to chat on the upcoming seasons of The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon. But before chatting into “sitcom land,” Colbert asked about Parsons’ recent marriage to longtime bf, Todd, and why – other than legal reasons – they waited so long to marry.
Parsons was quite thoughtful in his reply.
“I didn’t really think we cared about the act of it that much, to be honest with you. And that sounds cold in a way, but I finally thought…well, let’s have a party then for the celebration of, and we’ll go ahead and legalize this thing. And I really thought it would kind of end at that, a party feel but it was so much more meaningful in the moment to me than I predicted. And it’s been resonantly more meaningful to me afterward than I ever saw coming. I’d been an adult gay person for so long at a time when that wasn’t possible that life was ‘fine,’ you know what I mean?”
I can honestly say I had very similar feelings about getting married before hot hubby Michael and I tied the knot.
When I was actually saying marriage vows to Michael was a moment the depth and gravity of our relationship took yet another step forward that was deeply emotional – in every good way possible.
Watch Parsons talk on marriage (and sitcoms) below.
• Fitness trainer Ben Zerbst (above) is concerned about his “t-shirt tan,” which gives you just one more reason to keep staring, as if you need one 🙂
• Kathryn Knott, convicted Philadelphia gay-basher, is now claiming self-defense in a civil lawsuit from the couple she helped attack. One of her victims had his jaw wired shut for 8 months due to injuries.
• Stephen Colbert slammed Donald Trump’s tweets announcing a new ban on transgender military service members: “I began my day today as I often begin my days, by checking Donald Trump’s Twitter feed. Just to see how far the crazy has spread. And today, I really think he’s off his meds, as he’s gone from crazy to cruel.”
• The GOP-controlled House has approved $1.6 billion for President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump promised at nearly every rally and campaign event that Mexico would pay for the wall.
Utilizing The Late Show‘s “weapon of mass clarification, the Figure-It-Out-a-Tron, Stephen Colbert connects the dots of the current Donald Trump Jr. RussiaGate revelations.
How are former campaign aide Carter Page, former campaign manager Paul Manafort, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, “Russian government attorney” Natalia Veselnitskaya, Russian pop star Emin Agalarov, his billionaire dad Aras Agalarov, and Russian President Putin connected?
Colbert shows you in this concise, clearly understandable visual. Watch below.
Stephen Colbert is over the moon that President Trump called the late night talk show host out for being “a no-talent guy” with “bad ratings” who uses “filthy language” during the president’s interview with NBC’s Lester Holt.
Just a bit from Colbert’s monologue:
“I do occasionally use adult language. And I do it in public, instead of the privacy of an Access Hollywood bus…”
“You know who has really bad ratings these days? You do. Terrible approval numbers. I hear they’re talking about switching your time slot with Mike Pence.”
“Since all of my success is because of you, there’s an obvious way to take me down. Resign.”